It’s no secret that I love breakfast. I love it so much that I could eat it any hour of the day – or all day, for that matter…. So, when I came up with this recipe for sourdough crepes, it was a double whammy! A delicious crepe – and a use for the sourdough starter that seems to grow exponentially at our house.
So, for Valentine’s Day this year, I am serving Crepes. (It’s as close to a trip to Paris as we are going to get this year!) The last time I made these – the aroma wafting through the house woke Dave – and he came into the kitchen very excited about whatever it was I was making. After having them for breakfast, I thought about them for the entire day. . . . .I am still thinking about them!
These beauties are spread with orange cream cheese – and drizzled with heated homemade orange jelly, but they can be filled and topped to your liking.
Most crepe recipes require that the batter rest for several hours – or overnight – before cooking. . .but this one does not. Another bonus.
The filling is made by combining cream cheese (whole milk ricotta works wonderfully too) and your favorite jelly, jam, honey, or maple syrup. Start with the following ratio – and then add as your taste dictates:
For every 2 ounces of cream cheese or ricotta cheese, add 1 teaspoon jam, jelly, honey or maple syrup. Stir to combine, and spread a thin layer on the inside of the crepe before folding.
Don’t be afraid to add your favorite flavors – cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest, pineapple. . . that’s the beauty of making things from scratch. . . you can suit your personal tastes!
Top with berries, fruit, and a drizzle of heated jelly, jam, honey, or maple syrup.
The recipe makes eight 10-inch crepes – so double, triple, quadruple as needed. The cooked crepes will store well in the fridge for several days. Just keep them tightly covered.
If you are not keeping a sourdough starter – why not?! There are many crepe recipes online – that can be made without sourdough starter. If you haven’t made crepes before, maybe this is the weekend to give it a try. Your family will thank you!
Short of a trip to Paris, why not make crepes for someone you love this Valentine’s Day!